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>> good to have you here. america's election headquarters starts right now. >> a fox news alert with a big announcement tonight from president trump possibly the biggest of his young administration. hello everyone. i'm sandra smith. the president due to announce at 8 p.m. eastern time tonight his choice for a supreme court nominee to replace the late justice scalia. that's after a news conference earlier today by john kelly, secretary of homeland security, where he reinforced his support of the president's temporary restrictions on refugees and immigrants. and insisted that no member of his team has ignored a court order. chief white house correspondent john roberts live at the white
house where press secretary sean spicer has wrapped up his daily briefing. some calling it entertaining. others might say it was a bit contentious. >> reporter: entertaining. one person's entertaining is another person's contentious. i think there was a lot of good information in the briefing there as well. and you're right, the decision that president trump is going to make today on who the nominee will be to replace justice scalia on the u.s. supreme court will be a big one that will affect the court for years because the two main candidates being looked at, tom has hardeman from the 3rd kreur kit court are 49 and 51 years old. they will be on this court most likely for a couple of decades, if not longer. could be even three decades when you look at the age of justices on the supreme court right now. sean spicer, during his briefing saying which ever nominee the president announces tonight, he believes they will get swift confirmation on capitol hill. here's what spicer said.
>> i can assure you this individual will make those voters and every american very, very proud. whomever the president selects will be a worthy successor to the brilliant legal minds and constitutional dedication of justice scalia. >> reporter: terms of reading the tea leaves as to who he is going to pick, some sources in washington are leaning toward judge gorcich. they believe he is a pure mold of judge scalia. that said, president trump is going to make this decision. he could go the other way. many people are arguing that thomas hardeman could get an easier confirmation. when he was confirmed back in 2007, 18 of the democratic senators who voted for him then are still in the senate, six of them are up for reelection in 2017 in states that donald trump won. so there's a chance they believe that hardeman could get the easier ride in confirmation. i think a lot of conservatives
are leaning in the other direction. >> that countdown clock is on as you can see. less than six hours left. john, what about this idea that the rollout of the extreme vetting order was not known about by the head of homeland security, who we heard from earlier today? >> reporter: lot of push back on that today, sandra, both at the white house and the department of homeland security with general john kelly. the secretary held a press briefing. he praised the order on extreme vetting saying that it was long overdue. saying that another football analogy. we get so many of those when you're talking about government and national security. saying it's much easier to play defense on the 50 yard line than it is on the 1 yard line. kelly insisting that he knew that this was coming. sean spicer during the briefing today said that general kelly was briefed on it several times, saw the language, at least the draft language, of the proposed executive order on extreme vetting and then, in fact, his
staff made some edits which they then sent back to the white house. here's what spicer said this afternoon. >> secretary kelly, alongside other officials, just recently concluded a briefing on the operational implementation of the president's executive order. i think it's pretty clear from the secretary's press conference that this executive order was enacted with the proper preparation and coordination between the white house and dhs. and that implementation will continue and proceed as planned. >> reporter: so, the white house is saying all of this was known about by the appropriate agencies. all of it was rolled out well. but speaker of the house paul ryan said earlier today that he supports the measure on extreme vetting, think it's the right thing to do, although he said the rollout was, quote, confusing. sandra? >> thank you, john roberts. meanwhile elaine chao confirmed as transportation secretary a short while ago. meanwhile the senate scheduling committee votes for six of the president's cabinet nominees.
but defiant democrats are making a last ditch effort to block two of them. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill for us. mike, what's the latest on democrats boycotting nominations in the senate finance committee? >> reporter: well, sandra, republicans thought they had a deal to vote on two critical nominations today but today democrats slammed on the brakes on steve mnuchin's nomination and dr. tom price to be the next secretary of health and human services. republicans on the finance committee are calling this unprecedented and top republicans are accusing democrats of throwing an hissy fit. >> i think they're dragging their feet. they're going to delay as long as they possibly can. then they're gonna complain the trump administration can't govern. >> reporter: also in a bit of limbo, senator jeff sessions nomination to be our next attorney general. the judiciary committee will try again tomorrow morning. there is some suggestion that president trump firing of the
acting attorney general has made democrats here on capitol hill a little feisty. >> what are democrats saying about these delay tactics? we just heard from sean spicer. he said senate democrats are trying to stall core functions of our government. what are the dems saying? >> reporter: democrats are essentially recognizing they don't appear to have the votes to defeat any of these cabinet nominees so their strategy appears to be to delay. a top senate democrat essentially said they're using the rules of the senate at their risk. >> ultimately there will be votes on these cabinet nominees. the pace of the votes and the political environment depend on the white house. >> reporter: all this maneuvering, all this fighting back and forth over cabinet nominee, and we have not even gotten to the confirmation of a supreme court nominee. sandra? >> mike em you. >> reporter: sure. >> press secretary sean spicer
just wrapped up that energetic daily briefing where he addressed a number of topics including the president's forth coming announcement of a supreme court nominee. meanwhile, we're learning senior staff members in congress helped the white house draft this order to temporarily ban immigrants from u.s. shore. the white house hitting back hard at allegations that republican leadership wassen informed about that work. richard fowler radio talk show host. matt, reports were that department of homeland security was blindsided by this executive order. but you just heard from sean spicer who said multiple occasions the department of homeland security and secretary kelly were briefed. they saw the language. staffers made edits. this went through a very extensive staffing process, he said. >> yeah. i think that it's clear that the secretary was aware of it. sometimes on these orders, there's a larger interagency staffing process that can take
awhile. i think what president trump and his senior advisers felt if they went too deep into the bureaucracy with this executive order language, that it would immediately get leaked in an attempt to stop it. when you have an acting attorney general who clearly would have been somebody who would try to stop it. you can see what she tried to do by not enforcing it. you can't blame them for wanting to be discrete. >> i just shared with you the white house response and what sean spicer said. richard, we just heard from secretary kelly, who said he knew about it, his department knew the order was coming, and that homeland security staffers were involved in drafting it, in his words. >> well, listen, i'll take the secretary at his word, but i mean, even though that is the case, i agree with matt a little bit. the bureaucracy and the folks who have to implement this law did not know. that's why there was so much -- i wouldn't say confusion, but heart break at america's airports. once again this administration failed to really communicate to its staff what needs to be done.
donald trump is a business man who owns a multibillion dollar company. he should know how to do this. what we saw this weekend is he doesn't. >> was there a missed tune here, matt, for this to have been rolled out pwer? what does donald trump, what does the president do as he looks back at this? >> look, having served in a white house for four years, you learn with everything you do what you can do better. certainly there are things they could have done better. let's be honest. the cry from across the press corps over the weekend was somewhat manufactured on all these horror cases. now, there were people, i agree, who got caught up in the system because there was confusion. and i think that is regrettable. but the other piece of this is a disagreement on policy. there are seven counties that are enriched with terrorists. they call them the t-7 in commercial language. you don't do business with these countries by and large. you really don't have any reason to travel there via commercial interest. and this policy is a three-month
review to make sure that these folks are vetting. do you know what? the american people are going to be with donald trump on this policy because it will help to keep us safe. >> secretary kelly went to that point. he said this isn't a travel ban. he actually addressed the wording and the language that's being used and certainly he said this is not a ban on muslims which has caused chaos over the weekend. he said this is not, i repeat, not a ban on muslims, religious liberty is a fundamental treasured value. in the secretary's words. >> i think those are just words. 100 opinion of those individuals caught up at american airports this weekend and continue to not be able to travel to this country, whether they work for google or they work for coca-cola, whether they are track stars, they are all muslim which is why they are not being allowed back in the u.s. >> all jihadists are muslim. >> i'm glad you brought that back. >> finish your thought. >> i'm glad he brought that up. lot of countries missing from
the list that should be on the list, if donald trump really cared about stopping terrorism. saudi arabia should be on the list. that's where bin laden was from. that's where al qaeda started. >> i think it's all about upholding our constitutional principles. one of those is the fact that we get to determine who can come into america legally and who can't. and it's okay for us as a country to recognize the fact that we have a huge global problem with radical islamic tear orrists. when they use our freedoms against us, we are less secure. we have to strike a balance. i think policy will. >> this is about as contentious as that white house briefing was. >> oh, come on. >> i say that in the best possible way. it was constructive. there were certainly some questions answered. the clock is ticking on obama care. the latest on president trump's effort to repeal and replace.
i think you missed a spot. so when it comes to pain relievers, why put up with just part of a day? aleve, live whole not part. painter: you want this color over the whole house? >> sandra: well, today is the final day to sign up for obama care. democrats are delaying a vote on president trump's nominee to head the health and human services department. mean time a house subcommittee is holding a hearing right now looking into fraud waste and abuse under the affordable care act. as the midnight deadline approaches for anyone who wants to still sign up. all this as president trump is working on repealing and replacing the law. peter ducey is live from washington for us. what do we know, peter? >> reporter: well, we know the president's nominee to become
the hhs secretary has been held up because democrats didn't show up to advance him today. we know republicans are starting to get a little tired of the stall tactics because sitting in this committee room today surrounded by 11 empty chairs of democrats who, again, did not come to the committee vote to advance these nominees, the chairman, orrin hatch, said this. >> i think they ought to stop posturing and acting like idiots. stop holding news conferences and come here and express yourself here, and then vote one way or the other. i'd like to see somebody with courage on that other side. >> reporter: here's how the other side is explaining the ways they are going ab delaying the hhs secretary nomination and all the treasury secretary nominee steve mnuchin. ron lieden said this. this morning the finance
committee was scheduled to vote on nominees who held back information ab their background. but the longer it takes to confirm an hhs secretary the longer it is going to take to repeal and replace obama care. >> sandra: is there a precedent for this kind of delay in confirming cabinet members? >> reporter: not in recent history. we just looked at this. so far in january now that elaine chao has been confirmed president trump has had three nominees confirmed for cabinet positions. in january obama had ten in 2009, george w. bush had 13 in 2001 and bill clinton had 13 as well back in 1993. and the president is now complaining on twitter about democrats not giving him an attorney general, but he did swear one in to fill the gap between sally yates who he fired last night and jeff sessions who has yet to be confirmed. his vote was just delayed again.
we know again that president trump has new laws of the land that he wants to enforce, and to help him enforce them, he needs an attorney general. so that's important. >> sandra: thank you. good to see you. all right. let's talk jobs pitch directly to another group of business leaders. this time big pharma. will he be able to force drug prices down? plus, we are just hours from the president's big announcement of a supreme court pick. why dems say they will fight it tooth and nail. attention homeowners age sixty-two and older. one reverse mortgage has a great way for you to live a better retirement... it's called a reverse mortgage. call rfree information kityour with no obligation.
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>> sandra: president trump calling for major change in the drug industry. telling executives they need to lower prices and bring production back to america. but he's offering a carrot to help them along. >> u.s. drug companies have produced extraordinary results for our country but the pricing has been astronomical for our country. new drugs have led to longer healthier lives. we all know that. but we have to do better if we're going to be cutting regulations at a level nobody has ever seen before. >> sandra: i said i was so glad you were here when i saw you. is it possible that he can have this bigger than impact on the industry, bringing prices down? >> this will be one of the easier industries to pull this one off. listen, have you ever been to one of these plants where they make drugs?
all of them is powder and pressing it into a pill. this is not about cheap labor. president trump talkeds about some of the other things involved. this is about, in part, regulations, tax policy and things like this. things that he wanted to work on anyway. think about this. you picked the top five countries that export drugs to america. ireland, germany, switzerland. again, we're not talking cheap labor. we're talking about great tax policy. in ireland you set up a drug manufacturing company, you pay 12% tax. that's pretty -- >> sandra: hello. >> in our tax code, there's incentive for drug companies to off shore drug making. >> sandra: he did blast foreign countries in this meeting. he said they have been free loading on the united states with price controls that limb what their own citizens can be charged for medications. >> they have. everyone plays the game a different way. and we know that people order drugs right now watching this show, they order medication from
different countries because it's significantly cheaper. and there are safety issues of course involved in that. but it's inherently unfair. the idea that you get the government to negotiate these prices down, that's just being a good steward -- >> sandra: how is pharma reacting? >> when they left, the ceo -- tpaoeuzer was the main spokes person. he wassen as upbeat. he was talking about american renaissance. the guy today was a little more upbeat. they talked about really, i think what you will see, the ceo's, president trump is going to negotiate via twitter and the media, they'll play the same game. if we can do things that help the country and help us, we're all for it. >> sandra: this will not be a quick process. this is a huge promise that he has made to get those prices down. that being said, want to look at the market today because all eyes are watching.
tpablg that yesterday we saw the biggest one day sell off in u.s. stocks this year so far in 2017. charles payne. look at this. down triple college i today. 169 point drop. what's happening? >> some anxiety. remember yesterday we rallied over 100 points in the last half hour of trading, so there were some buying material wise. wouldn't be surprised to see the same thing today. one thing i like to see. this weekend retreat. you had president trump and the republicans. there's been no word on what happened over that weekend retreat. i think the american public would love to see these cabinet positions filled. i'd like to get an update on tax policy, tax reform. we don't need any hard data. this 100 day deadline is artificial. why can't it be 101 days? i think the market would like to hear, the ball is moving and we're gonna get some sort of corporate and individual tax reform this year and it will be retroactive. if we heard something like that today, we would be up 200
points. >> sandra: is this politics at work? you can contribute the rise we saw at the end of 2016 to trump being elected. the trump bump, right? what do you attribute this sell off to now? is this politics at play in the stock market? >> little anxiety. but to your point, this is the biggest post election bump in history. some of it's plain old fashion profit taking. i would not be afraid or alarmed by the long term investor and the market. i start putting my list together. but there are things that have to happen to keep the wheels of progress moving. i think the ball is in the gop's court. give us a hint on what's going on with tax reform. >> sandra: he's been busy. with pharma, technology companies, it's been meeting after meeting. >> he's been busy. we want to make sure everybody in the party is on the same page as the president. that's the main anxiety of democrats. the market is more concerned about some of the republicans who may be so tied into their
belief system that maybe they won play ball. >> sandra: market concerned about red tape, rolling back regulations and lowering taxes. >> let them know it's going to happen. >> sandra: thank you. good to see you. a murder in a mosque right in the middle of prayers. what authorities are learning about the accused killer. and what may have motivated his hatred. plus, while campaigning, president trump released a list of 21 potential supreme court picks. we are now just hours from that primetime announcement of who made the cut. >> i think it's important to note that you've already got senate democrats saying that they're going to oppose president trump's pick for the supreme court before they even know who it is. that's an incredible level of irresponsibility. what are you doing? getting your quarter back. fountains don't earn interest, david. you know i work at ally. i was being romantic. you know what i find romantic?
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>> sandra: president trump's firing the acting attorney general last night for refusing to defend his temporary ban on some immigrants. sally yates was an obama administration holdover in place until mr. trump's nominee, jeff sessions, is approved. the white house issuing a strongly worded statement. the acting attorney general, sally yates, has betrayed the department of justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the united states. chief council and author of unholy alliance.
good to see you, jay. so, what do you make of everything that has played out to this moment? >> so i think, look, the president had no choice. you had an acting attorney general that tried to become judge, jury and prosecutor. she made a determination not based on the law but based on a moral view that she disagreed with this particular executive order. whether or not you agree, i think it was right. the attorney general's job is to defend laws of the united states. and she doesn't get to determine this on her own. by the way, the kwraoupbd lying facts here, which not a lot of people are reporting. you have, which is great. the office of legal counsel both within the department of justice and the office of legal counsel inside the white house both approved of both the substance and the form of that executive order. so the fact is that sally yates was grandstanding, she was politicizing it. she, in my view, she completely -- >> sandra: did she betray the
justice department? did she betray the justice department, as the white house said? >> yeah, i think she did. i'll say this. how in the world can the attorney general of the united states do what she did? make an announcement, i'm not going to defend an order of the president of the united states when the president of the united states has the constitutional authority to issue that order? so this isn't where there's sometimes the department of justice will confess error in a case when they've talked to the kpebive or they've talked to congress. here she did this on her own. this was a unilateral decision on her part. she now pays the consequence of it. she's been terminated which is exactly what the president had to do. >> sandra: i want to reflect on this exchange that we saw back in 2015. exchange between sally yates and jeff sessions which was very telling for what's happening now. watch this. >> you think the attorney general has a responsibility to say no to the president if he asks for something that's improper? >> senator, i believe that the attorney general or the deputy attorney general has an obligation to follow the law and the constitution and to give
their independent legal advice to the president. >> sandra: that was march of 2015. >> yep. yep. her answer was fine. but she didn't do that. she didn't give her advice to the president. she refused to defend an order of the executive order from the president that had already been signed off by the justice department and the white house. i understand in the context of what she was asked by senator session, soon to be attorney general sessions. by the way, if he was confirmed, it would have eliminated all of this nonsense. but the fact is there's been sop obstruction. he will be confirmed. she had the authority to answer the question the way she did. it was fine. that's not what she did. what she did was not advise the president. she said i have instructed the department of justice not to defend that. she doesen get to do it. >> sandra: we just had a feisty exchange at the white house in the briefing room. sean spicer did say she failed on her duties. >> she did. >> sandra: let's talk about primetime. 8 p.m. eastern time tonight. you see the countdown clock on the bottom of the screen there.
5:30 left. president trump is going to announce his nominee for the supreme court with three federal judges viewed as front runners for the pick. >> yes. >> sandra: this is a big moment. >> it's huge. to paraphrase the president, he's doing it i think -- some people say this is showmanship. look, this is the supreme court of the united states. i'm glad the president is making this a primetime statement for the american people. look, i litigated the supreme court and have for three decades. so this is -- these next few supreme court justices, this is the supreme court i will be dealing with for the rest of my life. the stakes are high. there is going to be a nominee that will be well qualified. the aba will recognize him as well qualified. having said that i expect the democrats to try to object struck here. that will back fire. the door's already been open on the whole what's called the nuclear option when harry reid changed it for court of appeals
judges that you no longer had to have 60 for republicans. all they have to do is walk through the door that harry reid already kicked open. >> sandra: that historical moment will be happening tone in primetime. jay, thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> sandra: well, suspect at the center of the deadly mosque shooting in canada now has been charged with murder and attempted murder. alexander bisonette one of two people arrested for the sthaoting that six muslim worshippers at a moss in quebec city. canadian police saying he is now the sole suspect. the other detainee a witness. five people wounded, still in the hospital at this moment. david lee miller joins me live from quebec city, canada. david, what more do we know now about the suspect? >> reporter: interestingly sandra he has no known criminal record up until very recently. he was a student at a local university.
he was studying political science and anthropology there. why he allegedly opened fire at a mosque killing five people and injuring more than a dozen at this hour that is still a mystery. police have not disclosed any theory of motive. those who know him say he e spoused extreme nationalistic ideology. on his facebook page, which has since been taken down, he said he liked the leader of the anti-immigrant french political party the national front. also liked the israeli defense forces, donald trump and singer katy perry. he faces six counts of murder, five counts of attempted murder. as of now though, he is not charged with an act of terrorism under canadian law. this despite the fact canada's prime minister has described the shooting as, quote, a despicable act of terror. it is very possible, sandra, the bottom line here, we could see additional charges filed soon. sandra? >> sandra: all right. we'll stay on that news.
what do we know about the victims? still some in the hospital? >> reporter: that's right. number of the victims still remain in critical condition. all of the victims we are told by the mosque were canadian citizens, they were all men ranging in age from 35 to 65. among them the owner of a grocery store, a college professor and a computer programmer. collectively they had 17 children. there are now 17 children who do not have fathers. and under muslim tradition, sandra, it's worth noting that funerals usually take place within 24 hours after a death. in this case not a single funeral has taken place. the mosque just posted a notice saying that no funerals are scheduled as of now because of the on going investigation. but one sign that things are slowly starting to return to
normal behind me you might notice the traffic for the first time since the shooting has resumed on this street. it is open to traffic. but police still on the scene, an active crime scene, as the investigation continue. sandra? >> sandra: difficult story. thanks for the update, david lee miller. well, major overhaul under way for immigration and border security. >> so i'm here to execute a mission within a frame work provided me. that frame work has changed on the executive orders of president trump. and men and women will execute them perfectly. >> sandra: but getting it all done can be expensive. how the administration and congress plan to pay for it all. texas congressman henry claylar will join us live.
>> sandra: president trump holding a listening session with cyber security experts at the white house. let's listen. >> thank you, everybody, for being here. appreciate it. today i'm convening this meeting to secure crucial infrastructure in the network that we were talking so much about over the last period of time of the
federal government against cyber threats. i will hold my cabinet secretaries and agency heads accountable, totally accountable, for the cyber security of their organization of which we probably don't have as much, certainly not as much as we should have. we must defend and protect federal networks and data. we operate these networks on behalf of the american people. and they are very important and very sacred. we will empower these agencies to modernize their it systems for better security and other reasons. we will protect our critical infrastructure such as power plants and electrical grids. the electrical grid problem is a problem. we will have it solved relatively soon. we must work with the private sector. private sector is way ahead of government in this case.
to ensure owners and operators of critical infrastructure have the support they need from the federal government to defend against cyber threats. now, i think a pretty good example of this would be despite having spent hundreds of millions of dollars more money than we did, the system was hacked very successfully and terribly, frankly. and the republican national committee was not hacked, meaning it was hacked but they failed. it is reported i believe by people that it was hacked but we had a >> reporter: strong defense system against hacking. so despite spending a lot less money than the democrats, and in all fairness winning. people don't say that. we spent a lot less money. that's good. season that a good thing? when you can spend less and win? we were also very successful in
our defense against hacking. we're going to make sure that cyber security is central to both our military and the shifts planes and tanks built by great americans for our great american military. our military will become stronger and stronger as we go along. i just met with general maddox. he's doing a great job. we are really happy. probably saw general kelly. he was spectacular today. we appreciate everything he said. i want to introduce rudy giuliani. he will be working with jared cristner. rudy is very much an expert on cyber security. been a very important thing to him. maybe i'll ask rudy to say a few words. >> thank you very much, mr. president. first of all, congratulations on
what is in fact a historic start of an administration. and then to see so much done in so short a period of time than ever. i was in the early part of the reagan administration. to sit in this room every thursday, and i remember how fast they got off to a start. you're about three times ahead of them. i don't remember the roosevelt days but i think you may be ahead of him. you're doing it without a cabinet. three, four members. >> would help if democrats helped with that. >> congratulations. what you've been doing is keeping your promises. one of your promises was to shore ur our country because one of the dangers we face, national security and crime, is cyber security. and large part of our country, unlike other countries, is made up of the private sector. the private sector is wide open to hacking and sometime by hacking the private sector, you can get into government.
so we can't do this separately. you were wise enough to decide that we should have a council where we can bring in the private sector. they can explain to you the problems they have. they can explain the administration, the solutions they have, which in some cases may be better than the government. some cases they may not be better than the government. plus, we can search around the world, including countries like israel and places where they're doing a lot of advanced cyber security analysis. we can look for long term, long term solutions. so here you're addressing not only a national security problem, but you're addressing the fastest growing form of crime in america, which is cyber theft. it's growing faster than any other crime. and finally, by speaking out on this and holding regular meetings on it, using the bully pulpit of the presidency to get
the private sector to wake up. some of the private sector has awakened to the fact that they have to do more about cyber security but part of them hasn't. as president you are in a unique position to get the private sector in. i will work very closely with jared and with tom and sebastien and all the people that you have that are working on this. and we'll take our priority from you. what you want to do, we'll bring in all the private bridge companies and solution companies. you want to look at financial institutions, we'll do financial institutions. you want to look at hospitals, we'll bring in hospitals. but we'll let you set the priorities so we can have a very very close working relationship. congratulations on fulfilling another one of your campaign promises. >> well, thank you very much.
you formed the committee. we're going to go into great detail. we will have it up and run. we will be doing something very special. i want to just thank senator for being here. do you have anything to say about saoeuber? >> it's a top priority because of the impact it has. my job, if confirmed, i'm not confirmed yet. >> i have a feeling you'll make it. >> my job is to make sure the intelligence committee provides every bit of intelligence they can so the policies will be effective to deal with this. this is an enormous challenge, but one that is of utmost importance to our country. we have to get after this right away. >> i want to thank you for your service and thank you for everything you have done. even over the last week. your knowledge is amazing. and everybody has great respect. so thank you very much.
have a nice life. how about going a little bit longer? we really do appreciate it. thank you very much. admiral, thank you very much. do you have anything to say about cyber? >> other than as mr. giuliani indicated i believe the here will be partnerships between the private sector and the government. bringing together the capabilities of both is the sweet spot. >> we will do that. as you know, john kelly just gave a very long news conference and a very, very good one, an effective one. while he's warmed up, do you want to say anything? >> i have a lot of things to say about cyber. but i think i will concede to the wise man here. >> lot to do with what we do. it will be very important. well, thank you all very much. we're going to have our meeting and get it going.
[ talking at the same time ] >> general keith alexander is probably the person who knows the most about cyber security of anyone that i know, and he, i hope, will play a very very big role in this. >> we're looking forward to it. >> this man is a tremendous resource. >> thank you, general. we'll see you in a little while. we will be announcing a supreme court justice, who i think everybody is going to be very, very impressed with. we will see you about 8:00. >> democrats guy didn't get through. they say it got stolen. >> thank you very much. >> sandra: all right. that was president donald trump wrapping up a meeting with cyber security leaders, technology leaders, as he has been. flurry of activity still coming from the white house at a rapid pace from security in cyberspace, the trump administration is also facing questions about how to pay for a
wall along the mexico border. this is homeland security and secretary john kelly is defending the president's new immigration orders. >> the homeland security mission is to safe guard the american people, our homeland, our values and religious liberty is one of our most fundamental and treasured values. it is important to understand that there are terrorists and other bad actors who are seeking to infiltrate our homeland every single day. >> sandra: texas congressman henry coyer is a democrat on the appropriations subcommittee for homeland security. first of all, what did you make of the secretary's words there? we have heard from him a bit today. >> well, you know, i totally agree with him that we need to secure our homeland from terrorists, from anybody that wants to do harm. the details, of course, are what's going to be important. i want to make sure that we all understand that there's a lot of us that have been living on the border for many eye years. we have to have security. it's just a matter, what tools
are we going to use to secure the border. >> sandra: you have a lot of knowledge of this. and the costs that are involved. and you are frequently meeting with people as someone who serves on a board or district. you just met with one of the world's richest men, mexican business man carlos slim. you also met with a mexican senator to talk u.s./mexico relations. what is this going to cost, congressman? >> well, you know, i think, first of all, mexico wants to be a good partner. they've been a good partner, whether it's the visa system that they have to make sure bad apples don't go into mexico and cross over to the u.s. earlier, or even hosting homeland security agents down there to make sure we cooperate on intelligence. question is how much are we going to spend? every year we ap praoep kwraeut about $39 billion for homeland. about $18 billion of that is for what i call the one yard line which is a u.s./mexico border some in the northern area. i just want to make sure that
people understand that border security is not cheap. it's going to cost a lot of money. we need to do it right. >> sandra: let's talk about some numbers. donald trump said construction on this wall will start within months. this is becoming a very real thing. just answer the very simple question, how will this be paid for? how much will it cost? >> well, first of all, it's the taxpayers who are going to pay. anybody that feels that the mexicans are going to pay this, with all due respect, they're in fantasy land. just like if they asked us to do something that we didn't want to do. it's fantasy land. it will be the taxpayers' dollars that will be put in, $6.5 million per mile offensing or we can do $1 million per mile on technology. technology, personnel, railroads to make sure that we listen to the border patrol chiefs down there at the border and see what works instead of having somebody in washington dictate what they
think the border needs. >> sandra: so how are relations with mexico right now? you met with carlos slim, with some political leaders in mexico. where do we stand, the two countries? >> welsh first of all, they have been insulted. instead of being looked at as a neighbor that we ought to encourage to work more with us, keep in mind $1.5 billion of trade every day between the u.s. and mexico. the security that they work with us on a daily basis. i think we need to understand that we've got good neighbors. canadians and the mexicans. and we need to understand that we've got to work with our neighbors and not see them as enemies. >> sandra: so when that wall begins, what does that look like? i know you're saying you're talking about the immense costs that are involved. there's a lot of discussion ab the taxpayers paying for it around whether or not we're going to be reimbursed by mexico. push all that aside. what does this wall look like, congressman? >> it's going to be a fence.
i think what the border patrol chief has done already is they're going to list some strategic places where they're going to put fencing. i hope they give the local people that work there, that live there, the courtesy so they can have some sort of input. if anybody thinks we are going to put 1954 miles offensing, it's not gonna happen. there will be some miles in strategic places. >> sandra: all right. welsh lot is going to be happening very soon on that. congressman cueller, thanks for joining us. >> any time. >> sandra: we'll be right back.
>> the u.s. cold pull out of a landmark climate deal with other nations as early as tomorrow. a former aide confirming mr. trump could sign an executive order in the coming days to pull out of the paris climate agreement. he's vowed in the past to do that. the u.s. one of 194 countries that signed the agreement in the hopes of reducing greenhouse gas
emissions the next two decades. any country that leaves the deal would have to wait four years to get back in. a twist of fate leading authorities to more than 30 pounds of cocaine on a plane in tulsa, oklahoma. deputies say the drugs were found on an american airline flight from columbia covered in wheel grease and wrapped in plastic in the nose gear. it's not the first time this trick has been tried. >> it's pretty big. we've had one other like this in the last year. happened about six months ago. same type of deal. american airlines plane out of bogata. >> authorities say they discovered seven bricks in total worth at least $14,000 a pound. all right. today is the big night. you've been hearing about it all day. we have the countdown clock. it's on. just over five hours away from the big announcement. president trump will announce
his nominee for the supreme court. that will be coming down in prime time tonight. stay tuned to fox news channel for coverage. i'm sandra smith. here's shep. >> shepard: it's 3:00 on the east coast. noon in washington where the head of homeland security is looking to clear up confusion about president trump's controversial travel ban. and the plan to let in hundreds of refugees despite the president's executive order. over on capitol hill, lawmakers forced to delay the vote for the attorney general nominee, senator jeff sessions. that's hours after trump fired the acting attorney general for refusing to follow his orders. and we'll preview president trump's pick and the fight already shaking up. it's a secret military program targeting the islamic state online. an